Announcing the Ubuntu Manpage Repository

Dustin Kirkland kirkland at
Sat Sep 6 03:08:06 BST 2008

On Fri, Sep 5, 2008 at 8:13 PM, Andrew Mathenge <mathenge at> wrote:
> Congratulations Dustin. Great job.
> I checked the site but doesn't look like you've uploaded the manpages. Is that
> so or am I missing an extra step?

They're there...

Search for a manpage in the form in the top right corner, such as, "dash"

Click on the one in the matrix you want to look at, such as Intrepid's dash(1):

Or, browse by Ubuntu release, by clicking on the tab in the upper
right hand corner:

Click down through the file/directory hierarchy to the language and
section you want, such as "Russian", "section 1":

I admit the "title only" search could use some improvement, as it
currently only supports exact matches of titles.  Basically, the
equivalent of doing "man dash" from a command line.  Once Google's
crawlers have indexed the site (it takes a few weeks), we should be
able to use a Custom Google Search to handle a full text search.  I'm
helping that along with some XML sitemaps that are generated along
with the HTML and GZ files, and feeding those directly to Google.


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